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1. Un-Implemented Urban Design Plans

This category is for a plan or a study of a significant area within the municipality that provides a development or redevelopment strategy for urban transformation in the midterm to long-term that has no official status or is approved by the authority having jurisdiction but is not implemented. Urban design studies/guidelines, urban design charrette proposals, site specific zoning bylaws (DC1, DC2), master plans, redevelopment strategies, and community plans (ARP, NSP) of high inspirational value with the potential for significant impact on the city’s development may be submitted.

Eligibility: The plan or study must have been completed after January 1, 2003. However, it should not yet have been implemented.


2. Implemented Urban Design Plans

This category is for an urban design plan, or a study that has already been approved and physical changes have already started to occur.

Eligibility: The plan, project, or study must have been approved after January 1, 2003, and there should be concrete examples of changes.


3. Urban Architecture

This category is for a building or group of buildings that contribute to, and support an urban design initiative. It will be an individual building or group of buildings of high architectural standard, which achieves urban design excellence through its unique relationship with its immediate surroundings because of its site, massing, and pedestrian amenities. The building will also contribute to defining a special relationship with the neighbouring urban fabric.
 
Eligibility: A new building, a renovated building, or complex of buildings completed or installed after January 1, 2003 within the City of Edmonton, and designed by an architect.


4. Civic Design Projects

This category is for civic improvement projects such as a park, a public space, civil engineering infrastructure, etc., which have been implemented.

Eligibility: A construction project completed or installed after January 1, 2003 within the City of Edmonton, and designed by an architect, landscape architect, and/or an engineer.


5. Urban Fragments

This will involve a single, small-scale piece of a building or landscape that contributes significantly to the quality of the public realm. This category includes small and modest elements such as street furniture, lighting elements, interpretation media, memorials, public art, façade improvement or other forms that contribute to the beautification, enjoyment, and/or appreciation of the urban environment. Projects can be of a temporary (but not ephemeral) or permanent nature.

Eligibility: The improvement must have been completed after January 1, 2003.


6. Community Improvement Projects

This category is for any built project, however modest, initiated and implemented by a community based organization that enhances the public realm. Streetscape, public art, special installations, environmental initiatives, a banner program, and special event or festival infrastructure are examples.

Eligibility: The improvement must have been completed after January 1, 2003.

For More Information

Urban Design

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Email urbandesign@edmonton.ca

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